Dictionary

currant

noun cur·rant \ˈkər-ənt, ˈkə-rənt\

: a small seedless raisin that is used in baking and cooking

: a small red, black, or white berry that is often used in making jams and jellies

Full Definition of CURRANT

1
:  a small seedless raisin grown chiefly in the Levant
2
:  the acid edible fruit of various shrubs (genus Ribes) placed in either the saxifrage or gooseberry family; also :  a plant bearing currants
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of CURRANT

Middle English raison of Coraunte, literally, raisin of Corinth
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CURRANT

CURRANT Defined for Kids

currant

noun cur·rant \ˈkər-ənt\

Definition of CURRANT for Kids

1
:  a small seedless raisin used in baking and cooking
2
:  a sour red, white, or black edible berry that is often used in making jams and jellies
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears